Nicklas Schmidt - Stormlord (Cinematic RMX)

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Original composed by:
Johannes Bjerregaard & J. Tel
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This - is - very - good! Nice orchestral arrangement!
Very good one, but frustrated by the end, ending too soon (3. 13) and not enough epic for me (i love "eliminator" from n-joy :$) I eagerly awaits the next
Quite enjoying this, pity it ends so quickly.
Give me more of this please:))
I've been waiting for someone to do a remix of this Stormlord track for ages, and it sounds great but... But... Where's the other half? ! Please tell me you'll do another version with the WHOLE track ;)
Yuck! Artificial orchestra alert!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......... Ahhhhh...... Ahhh :D:D:D..... Ahhhh... WELL DONE M8!
Good but not overall exceptional, misses an ending which is due in the symphonic version.
Intro is very good... And it continues in the same way.
Ahh VERY NICE. That low sound on 2:00 reminds me of Inception!
Review by LaLa


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Overall rating

This remix doesn't really tell a story, and thus, it doesn't feel epic. I think the root of the problem is that it's lacking in the arrangement department - it feels like a bunch of (otherwise excellent) symphonic samples were stitched together without much thought. There's no cohesion and it's short on emotions - it just doesn't seem to have its act together.

To me the highlight of this remix is the quieter part of 1:32-1:47. There are plenty of emotions in those 15 seconds. The part between 2:34 and 3:05 also shows promise, although I think the buildup is architected somewhat haphazardly and thus, it also feels incomplete. Much like the entire remix which ends abruptly not long after that.

Symphonic arrangements are a tough cookie, this remix makes an admirable attempt at it, but ultimately, it falls short. The samples are great, the mix is pretty good, the instruments are well-chosen - but it needs a better arrangement.